The funny thing about this piece is, it started out with me organizing Czech glass I can't stand versus Czech glass I dig. Guess what, these were the Czech glass beads I could not stand. hahaha. I couldn't stand these little spike things. I was pulling them out and going to use them for yard art. In the middle of my organizing, an idea sprang forth and HELLLLOOOO, I LOVE IT!!! It's just so happy and it works with dang darn close to everything. I test wore it to my ELM senior's class I am teaching and they l o v e d it! Shortest strand is 16 inches. Hook clasp is hand made by myself and is made with a treated antique brass. It will not tarnish and is made for people with metal allergies.